Julien Smith Quotes

Who is Julien Smith?

Julien Smith is the author of the popular productivity book 'The Flinch' which encourages you to leave your comfort zone on a daily basis.

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“Awaken to the reality that you may still have much to live for.”

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“Do you wonder if someone is talking shit about you? Whether your friends will approve? Have you become conflict-avoidant? Spineless?

Well, it’s time you started not giving a fuck.”

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“Getting lost is not fatal. Almost every time, it will make your world.”

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“How to get back your self-respect in five easy steps.

1. Do things that you consider embarrassing.
2. Accept, or deal with, awkwardness.
3. Refuse boundaries.
4. Tell the truth.
5. Begin your new life.”

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“I almost never eat breakfast. I generally fast for most of the day, and I begin eating after my workout or around noon or 2:00pm. I don’t want to have to go to a ton of effort thinking about what I need to cook throughout the day. ”

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“I’m really looking for a calm morning so I can be productive and get into the zone later on.”

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“If you dismiss the things that do not matter; if you remove those things from your mind and focus on what must be done; if you understand that your time is limited and decide to work now; only then will you be able to get to the finish line. Otherwise, you will be dissuaded into living a life you aren’t interested in.”

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“It’s widely known that interviewers get their best material by being quiet and allowing silence to force words out of a politician or celebrity.”

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“My morning space is basically sacred, it’s the best time for me to get in the zone. It’s something I’ve always done.”

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“New tech almost always looks dumb right before it completely changes your life.”

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“People are judging you right now. Some people don’t like you, and guess what? There’s nothing you can do about it. No amount of coercion, toadying, or pandering to their interests will help. In fact, the opposite is often true; the more you stand for something, the more they respect you, whether it’s grudgingly or not.”

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“Relationships are weird. Once we’re in one (with family, a spouse, whatever), we promptly begin to take the other person for granted and move on to impressing strangers instead– say, our boss. Then, once we’ve impressed our boss, we start taking him for granted too, and so on, in an endless cycle of apathy. It’s like we always prefer to impress and charm the new than to work on what we already have.”

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“Tell the truth. You don’t need to be an asshole, but the world does not need another conflict-avoidant, evasive person. No one wants another individual who steps in line with everyone else. The status quo is doing fine without you, so it’s up to you to call bullshit if you see it.”

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“The first noble truth is that most people don’t even care that you’re alive. Embrace this, my friends, for it is true freedom. The world is vast and you are small, and therefore you may do as you wish and cast your thoughts of those who dislike it to the side.”

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“The freedom that comes from talking about an uncomfortable truth is better than the comfort of avoiding that talk altogether.”

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“The real problem with Internet haters is that they confirm your paranoid delusion that everyone out there secretly hates you.”

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“Those who don’t give a fuck change the world. The rest do not.”

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“Walk where you want to walk. Don’t accept false choices. Don’t let people dictate how you should live your life.”

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“What it takes to move past anything is to simply realize that your obstacle is unimportant, and that it can be dismissed. This is true whether you’re running a marathon or trying to get to Mars.”

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“What people truly respect is when you draw the line and say “you will go no further.” They may not like this behaviour, but so what? These are people who don’t like you anyway, why should you attempt to please people who don’t care for you in the first place?”

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“You don’t need everyone to like you. When people don’t like you, nothing actually happens. The world does not end. You don’t feel them breathing down your neck. In fact, the more you ignore them and just go about your business, the better off you are.”

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“You may be uncomfortable with silence. I know I still am. But I have been working on it and have to say that it is a much more serene state to be in than trying to cover it up with random babbling just to fill up the air. This is one type of awkwardness, a kind that you should feel comfortable about and learn to live with.”

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“A good haircut changes everything.”

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“Actually write on your blog. Nobody cares if it's hard.”

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“Address small problems. They will become big problems.”

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“Always remember those who helped you. Deliver two or three times as much value back.”

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“Apologize more than you need to.”

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“As soon as you can, buy some art.”

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“At least once, date someone that’s out of your league.”

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“Be as useful as you can in as many circumstances as possible.”

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